When you hear the word “therapy,” your mind may jump to well-known forms of therapy, such as physical therapy or psychotherapy. However, there are alternative forms of therapy that are also effective in treating both physical and mental issues. Though you may not hear about it as often as other types of therapy, sound therapy has a wide range of benefits that help restore harmony throughout your body and mind.
What Is Sound Therapy?
Sound therapy, also known as sound healing, is a form of sensory therapy that promotes healing by deconstructing music and using sound frequencies to rebalance the body’s energy. This type of therapy introduces sound frequencies and vibrations through a range of treatments.
The most common form is music therapy. Music therapy utilizes methods such as guided meditation, instruments, and singing to release physical pain and help treat emotional issues like stress and anxiety. Additional treatment types include sound baths and binaural beats. A sound bath relies on tools such as singing bowls to allow the entire body to enter into a complete state of calm and relaxation. Binaural beats are two separate tones played in each ear, which are perceived by the brain are a single tone.
How Does Sound Therapy Work?
This type of treatment affects your brainwaves, which are patterns of electrical activity that are created by the billions of neural cells in the brain. Brainwaves can be altered by the sound waves or vibrations created by instruments, music, or tools like singing bowls. When you listen to the vibrations and rhythmic sounds at a certain frequency, it can help your brainwaves align to the same frequency. This practice is known as brainwave entrainment, which channels the power of your mind and helps heal the body in a natural way.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of sound therapy are vast, long-lasting, and life-changing. Sound therapy can relieve a variety of physical ailments, including chronic pain, headaches, and arthritis. It can also help treat mental health issues like anxiety, stress, and depression. In addition to alleviating mental and physical issues, it is used to increase energy and enhance focus. Unlike other forms of therapy, sound and music are non-invasive, easily attainable, and cost-effective tools.
Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown offers sound therapy to clients throughout Long Island. Contact us to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment today.